Category: Announcements

VAM Opera Studio Presents: Susannah

The Vancouver Academy of Music Opera Studio presents: Susannah by Carlisle Floyd Artistic Director, David Meek Conductor, John Arsenault Director, David Walsh Choreographer, Damon Bradley Jang Performances June 13, 14, 15 at 7:30 pm. June 16 at 2:00 pm Written during the McCarthy era, Susannah is based loosely on the Apocryphal tale of Susannah and the Elders. In New Hope Valley,… Read more »

Learn Mandarin…by making music!

We’re really excited to introduce one of our new programs at VAM for the 2014/15 school year. Learning Mandarin Through Music (LMTM) is an innovative class for students aged 3 to 9 that aims to teach them Mandarin through rhythm and rhyme, song, finger play, expressive movement, dance, drama and instrument playing. Children will learn… Read more »

The Koerner Quartet in Concert on Sunday, December 8th at 2pm

The Koerner Quartet would like to invite you to our second concert of the season on Sunday, December 8th, 2pm at the Koerner Recital Hall. It is a wonderful opportunity to listen and enjoy an afternoon of chamber music with VAM faculty members Nicholas Wright, Jason Ho, Marcus Takizawa, and Executive Director of VAM, Joseph… Read more »

It’s the Weekend of Singing!

Barbara Clague Festival of Song Sunday, April 6th, 2014 | 2:00 pm Koerner Recital Hall | Free Our annual Barbara Clague Festival of Song is back for its 2nd year. We have over 15 talented young singers performing on Sunday, April 6th for a chance to win one of five tuition scholarships. Come join us… Read more »

VAMSO’s Nattie Chan featured in Richmond Review

VAMSO oboist Nattie Chan was recently interview by the Richmond Review, talking about her love for the oboe, her proudest musical moment, and her impressions of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.     Read the full article here.  

2014/15 Registration Materials now available

Registration for 2014/15 has now started. In addition to our current course selections, we have a number of new courses to offer including Learning Mandarin Through Music and the Dal Richards’ School of Swing. Download the new Handbook here. Download a registration form here. How do I register? Download both the handbook and registration form… Read more »

Winter Break Hours

VAM begins its Winter Break on Monday, December 23rd until Sunday, January 5th. During this time, all regular classes and lessons will not be in session. Classes and lessons will resume as usual on Monday, January 6th. Our office will be open on certain days during the holidays. Please find the hours below: Monday, December… Read more »

Want a chance to play on a violin made by Stradivarius? Now’s your chance!

Calling all violinists and cellists! The Canada Council for the Arts’ Musical Instrument Bank (MIB) is a program designed to equip talented musicians with a loaned instrument from the bank for a 3-year period. Competition for the instruments is fierce, and is decided by a jury of professional musicians and peers. Over 20 instruments are available for… Read more »

VAM ED Joseph Elworthy conferred top degree

VAM Executive Director, Joseph Elworthy, has just been conferred a Diploma of Fellows from the Royal Conservatory of Music. This degree is awarded to outstanding persons who have made significant contributions to the arts in Canada. Past recepients include Oscar Peterson, Teresa Stratas, Robertson Davies, Adrienne Clarkson, Michael and Sonja Koerner, and Leon Fleisher. Congratulations… Read more »

6 Questions with Katrina Goh

In anticipation of our Opera Studio’s production of Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi, we wanted to give you a sneak peek into some of the behind-the-scenes stuff that goes into making a production. This is the first of a four-part series in which we interview the lead singers of the productions! Our first interview is with Katrina… Read more »